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by hprmom
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: To dig, or not to dig
Replies: 26
Views: 2550

Re: To dig, or not to dig

Sending peaceful thoughts for you! When we switched tanks Digger would not come up. That’s why he got his name, he lived underground and only came up at like 3AM to eat! We watched for signs every day, I think it was a week or so. When we saw a big exit hole we knew he’d been up, so we felt safe dig...
by hprmom
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: ISO tank humidity and heat?
Replies: 6
Views: 409

Re: ISO tank humidity and heat?

Just wanted to add a welcome! [emoji4] UTH is the way to go—for me it’s been “set it and forget it” wonderful most of the year!


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by hprmom
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Finally got them switched over.
Replies: 26
Views: 1414

Re: Finally got them switched over.

That is an amazing piece of cholla! Thanks for sharing the info! Tank looks great! Ooooo, I LOVE that huge piece of cholla wood - where did you get it?? I got them on eBay for $16.00 for both of them plus $10 shipping. I thought it was a great deal especially for how big and beautiful the pieces are...
by hprmom
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Molting above ground, i may have killed him
Replies: 17
Views: 2275

Re: Molting above ground, i may have killed him

Just an update if anyone is curious, he made it. He finished molting under the cup and came out when he was finished. I gave him egg shells, fish, and a fruit and grain mix. He is doing great, running all over the aquarium. Now the other guy is hiding. Maybe he is molting too! That’s terrific! [emo...
by hprmom
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Vinegar/cleaning
Replies: 6
Views: 698

Re: Vinegar/cleaning

I bought some Norwex a few months ago and got free samples of the microfiber cleaning cloth and glass cleaning cloth, so decided to dedicate them for tank use. They’re intended to use only with water and they work great! The microfiber has a lot of “tooth” so it scrubs the glass well. I should think...
by hprmom
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Crab eating plastic!
Replies: 15
Views: 1612

Crab eating plastic!

Love your tank! May I ask what you have the cuttle bone zipped to? I am really liking that idea! Thanks! We drilled a hole in one end of the cuttlebone and zip tied it to the corner guard (on which Fezzik is napping). They climb on it as well as pick at it. The last one they whittled down to a nub ...
by hprmom
Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Artemis, Day 14 carrying eggs
Replies: 492
Views: 44172

Re: Artemis, Day 14 carrying eggs

I just read your entire blog on this year's attempt, your documentation, photo, video, all terrific. All y'all who attempt this are heroic! Hang in there. Wish I could bottle some energy and send it!
by hprmom
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: I HAVE ZOEA!!!!!
Replies: 212
Views: 33990

Re: I HAVE ZOEA!!!!!

GotButterflies wrote:
naalide wrote:Sad news. :(

But I guess, you will try again. Don't give up!
Never! :)
Sorry to hear they didn't make it. But pretty soon you'll be a pro, each time is something learned, and we look forward to those pics when you finally land some!
by hprmom
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Crab eating plastic!
Replies: 15
Views: 1612

Re: Crab eating plastic!

I hope this doesn’t sound stupid. Maybe he likes the way it feels, kind of like a puppy chewing on stuff. It looks really pretty, it would be sad to see you have to take it all down. That actually doesn't sound stupid, and wodesorel said her crab would spit it back out. I mean, if you're bored enou...
by hprmom
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Crab eating plastic!
Replies: 15
Views: 1612

Re: Crab eating plastic!

Check underneath for tiny pieces of plastic the same color as the plant. I have had bored crabs do this, but they would slyly spit it back out and not actually swallow it. Moya destroyed three plants like this and left little piles under where she sat. Once I upgraded her to a bigger tank she stopp...
by hprmom
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Crab eating plastic!
Replies: 15
Views: 1612

Re: Crab eating plastic!

Oh no, I had it happen once three years ago and removed all of the plastic immediately, and just a few months ago I put in some plastic plants, all hard plastic so it would be harder for them to eat. I have not had an problems this time, yet. Do they get leaf litter? And yes, that little corner of ...
by hprmom
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Crab eating plastic!
Replies: 15
Views: 1612

Re: Crab eating plastic!

Goodness, that would be a project—it’s one whole corner of the ‘tat, zip tied all over the moss pit which is hang-out central! If it comes down to it, of course I’d do it for their safety... but if they’ll eat plastic, what’s to say they won’t go after any of the other plastic plants? I did a quick ...
by hprmom
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: I redesigned the 30 gallon tank today!
Replies: 38
Views: 3420

Re: I redesigned the 30 gallon tank today!

Beautiful! I like the pots, too!


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by hprmom
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: I guess its offical... an upgrade?
Replies: 114
Views: 7828

Re: I guess its offical... an upgrade?

Woo hoo, congrats! Normally I’m the instant gratification type, but I took the time to set up my 65g “right” so I’d only have to relocate everyone once. If your guys are otherwise comfortable, I vote go for broke on the new setup! Can’t wait for pics! [emoji7]


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by hprmom
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Crab eating plastic!
Replies: 15
Views: 1612

Crab eating plastic!

Caught this guy apparently chowing down on a plastic leaf! These plants and crabs have been in the tank together over two years without an issue. I used my skinny tongs to take the leaf from him and determine whether it was plastic or real, and he immediately started picking on another plastic leaf!...